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Eric Knox

I value the scientific method, have some understanding of the size and age of the universe and I respect the methods and findings of science.

grean road, New Brunswick, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • 7 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 207 titles in library
  • 27 purchased in 2014
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  • Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Willilam Irwin (Editor), Mark D. White (Editor)
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. But beneath the shiny armor and flashy technology lies Tony Stark, brilliant inventor and eccentric playboy, struggling to balance his desires, addictions, and relationships with his duties as the Armored Avenger. Iron Man and Philosophy explores the many philosophical issues that emerge from the essential conflicts found in the decades of Iron Man stories in comics and movies.

    Eric Knox says: "I am Iron Man!"
    "I am Iron Man!"
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    Where does Iron Man and Philosophy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to and one of the most interesting books in a while.


    Any additional comments?

    A positive book arguing for the good life. A life tested by time and consequences. Also fun to get caught up one the story so far.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sean Flynn
    • Narrated By Richard Rohan
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    On December 3, 1999, the call crackled in to the men of the Worchester, Massachusetts Fire Department: a three-alarm warehouse blaze in a six-story windowless colossus of brick and mortar. What happened next - and how their lives and community were changed forever - offers an unprecedented look at these heroic men whose job it is to rush into burning buildings when everyone else just wants out.

    Raymond A. says: "Take an adventure into an inferno"
    "Real heroes do not carry guns!"
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    Where does 3000 Degrees rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books period!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the real deal.


    What about Richard Rohan’s performance did you like?

    I loved the radio voice chatter.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a perfect real story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Superheroes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg, introduction by Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    If the planet Krypton had a gravitational field strong enough to account for Superman's amazing strength, would it be possible to launch a rocket ship from the planet's surface? Could evolution actually produce X-Men? The Science of Superheroes takes a lighthearted but clearheaded look at the real science behind some of the greatest superhero comic books of all time.

    Shaquille says: "To much irrelvent information"
    "The One, Two Punch of Heroes!"
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    Would you listen to The Science of Superheroes again? Why?

    I think I will!


    Any additional comments?

    This is just a fun book. I even enjoyed the Donald Duck part. I have been looking for Heroes in modern books and sadly have found few. This book allowed me to spend some quality time with some true heroes. Thanks Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (526)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (471)

    At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

    Katherine says: "Required reading"
    "Boo!"
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    Have you listened to any of William Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    My first time listening to William Roberts's reading. I think he was perfect for this tittle.


    Any additional comments?

    The stars must have right because this was near perfect!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3796)
    Performance
    (3479)
    Story
    (3487)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "A Swarm On You"
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    Where does Swarm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This rates somewheres near the middle. Not bad and not spectacular either.


    Any additional comments?

    Nice story. Not to disturbing with great man on machine fight scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1809)
    Performance
    (810)
    Story
    (818)

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    Charles says: "Inspiring book, HORRIBLE reader."
    "Quality Time Wth a Legend"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    It was nice to hear Feynman's own words and his perspective on things.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this collection of essays. The book gave me a fascinating look into the man and the legend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dean Kowalski (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
    • Narrated By Andrew Eiden
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs"? And - most importantly - whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!

    This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters.

    Janine says: "The talking heads"
    "In praise of fuzzy logic!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book was flawed or at least missed an opportunity to show the sheer fun of the scientific endeavor. The only way to make this book better would be to remove the chapters that praised magical thinking and introduce chapters that showed the power and beauty of science.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Kowalski (Editor) and William Irwin (Editor) again?

    I would be hesitant to read anything by these editors again.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was compitent and included good change of voice.


    Any additional comments?

    This book could have been great if it had more than two lines that showed how important science is. I did not feel good about science when listening to this. I reject one authors claim that science and religion are equally valid. The value of any hypothesis should be made on the basis of consequence and predictive power. Religion does not make any testable predictions and constantly draws flawed conclusions. Scientists believe because of the facts and the religious often believe despite them.-These are not equally valid positions!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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